Walker Weekly Email 9-1-2022

If you have questions or suggestions about this email send them to me at howardkranz@gmail.com.  Submit items for the next weekly email to me by Wednesday at 5 pm.  

There will be an all-church Charge Conference on Sunday, September 11 at 12:45, with district superintendent Dan Johnson presiding, to vote on the recommendations from the Faithful Path meetings. An updated copy of the resolutions to be voted on is attached.

Everyone is encouraged to attend the charge conference; only church members are allowed to vote. If you want to talk about church membership, talk to Howard at 612-598-4662 howardkranz@gmail.com

Sunday Celebration, September 4, 2022, 11:00 am

Launch Meeting – Zoom

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

Communal Singing led by Conrad deFiebre

Communal Recitation of the Mission Statement

Calling the Directions: Nancy Larsen

Lao Tzu: Karl Dennis

Five Minutes of Silence

Poetry: Jennifer Gahnstrom

Announcements and Offering: Mary Parker

Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3: 9-22

Sermon: “The Past Is Present” Kay Seelhoff

Special Music: Marcia Seelhoff

Circle: Mary Parker

Joys and Concerns


Closing Music: Tony Wentersdorf

Refreshments: Kay Seelhoff

Walker Masking Policy:

Please wear masks and follow social distancing and other protocols. Following these policies helps people to feel safe.

Right now, the Walker Church policy is that singing must be masked and socially distanced. Up to two singers can be unmasked during singing, and one speaker can unmask while actively at the microphone. Worship leaders are responsible for enforcing this, but the expectation remains even if they don’t.

Sunday Morning Meditation Circle

At 9:00 we meet in the Meditation room (or on Zoom: Meeting ID 382 546 7965.  Meeting Passcode 8Yscys.)

We meditate for the first 30 minutes. Then we have a musical selection and a reading, after which we use the Circle Method to check in for 3 minutes each. We go around a couple times and then have a closing.

All are welcome!

FFI contact Mary Parker at maryp7444@gmail.com.

Coming Up:

Sunday, September 11: Rev. David Wheeler speaking

Charge Conference, with Dan Johnson, follows Celebration service

Sunday, September 25: Conrad Defiebre speaking

Seeking a speaker for Sunday, September 18!

The Rhythm Pups featuring Dan Rumsey and Cheryl Kramer

Friday, September 2, 5 pm to 7 pm at Mill Valley Market, 1221 Theodore Wirth Parkway, Golden Valley 55422.  No cover.  Mill Valley Market is a restaurant  located in the Trailhead building at Theodore Wirth Park, directions and menu:  https://millvalley.market/

Good music and food too!  Should be fun!

Monday Morning Coffee at Selam Restaurant, 3860 Minnehaha Ave, starting at 11 am. Every Monday, all are welcome.

Choir: 6:30 Tuesday, Sept 6. Preparing music for Sunday, Sept 11.

Coming Soon! The Apocalypse Cafe. This is an informal “cafe atmosphere” where you can feel free to discusswith others your worst fears and hopes and plans and thoughts and creativeresponses to the future. Not biblically based.Starting on October 3 and continuing Monday evenings throughout thatmonth. 7 – 8:30 PM. Refreshments.

Charge Conference and Membership:

On Sunday, September 11, after celebration, there will be an all-church conference when the community votes on the decisions made in the Faithful Path sessions. An updated copy of the resolutions is attached.

Membership is required to participate in a charge conference vote. A membership meeting is being planned for anyone who wants to explore joining. If you would like to become a member, talk to Howard 612-598-4795 howardkranz@gmail.com

who is coordinating membership efforts for the next month.

Joys and Concerns

Becky Hanson is moving to the Brookdale North Oaks assisted living facility in St. Paul. Love and prayers to Abbey Hanson and the family during this transition. You can visit Becky at

Brookdale North Oaks
300 Village Center Dr
St Paul, MN. 55127
(651) 482-8111

News from the Board

At August 28 meeting, the Board with help from attending congregation members approved a final revision of the resolutions to be presented at the September 11 Charge Conference. A copy of the final version is attached.

It is likely that the lead for our weekly food distro will shift from Andy to Carmen (from Sister’s Camelot), so that we have a lead who is fluent in both English and Spanish. Because of this shift, the food distro may move to Mondays at noon. If that does become the case, we will communicate that broadly. 

We also want to bring to your attention that Mary Buckley will be leading a one-time membership class. This is important, because church membership is required to vote in the Charge Conference on September 11, which is the conference when we will finalize the decisions discussed over the past several weeks. Again: if you want to vote in the charge conference, you must complete your membership before September 11. Talk to Howard if you would like to participate!

howardkranz@gmail.com 612-598-4795

Also, talk to Howard if you would like to receive the e-newsletter. If you signed up to receive the newsletter but have not received one lately, also talk to Howard.

Board members are: Henry Holtgeerts, acting chair, KC Bretzke, Bessie Browne, Cheryl Kramer, Jan DeNoble, Steve Sandberg, Howard Kranz gmail.com